This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



This plugin provides geodata for posts associated with authors utilizing Brightkite, the location based micro-content social network.

Brightkite provides data regarding the users activities via KML. This plugin parses the KML to determine latitude and longitude and geotags RSS2 and Atom feeds according to the ICBM Namespace. Additional functionality allows for Google Map integration with posts.


  1. Upload the wp-brightkite/ directory to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Fill out Brightkite user data on your profile page. Note: Standard WP permissions apply.
  4. Use the <?php post_gmap() ?> within your template to print a mini 10×10 map icon, clickable for Google Maps location.


How can I get a Brightkite invite?

Ask around on Twitter or elsewhere. There’s invites to be had.

Can I change the size of the Google Map template tag?

Not yet, but I plan to do that in future versions.

Contributors & Developers

“WP-Brightkite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.